Frequently Asked Questions
Colon Hydrotherapy gently introduces warm filtered water into the colon through a small sterile rectal tube. When the water is expelled, it carries with it any material that has built up in the large intestine (colon), waste matter, toxins and trapped gases.
The LIBBE device open system is considered to be the Rolls Royce of Colon Hydrotherapy treatment devices. It provides more privacy, dignity and efficacy than other methods, whilst offering our clients a relaxing, safe and comfortable treatment. This system allows you to have a sense of being in control during the treatment because the Therapist does not necessarily have to physically 'do' anything to you. One distinct advantage with the LIBBE device is the pencil-thin rectal tube, which clients find extremely comfortable as the specially designed bed allows you to self insert the lubricated tube in complete privacy. Our clients find this reassuring and non invasive.
Once the water flow is turned on, there is no need to interrupt the cleanse. Your colon will gently take in as much water as it can tolerate. You will then feel the sensation that you need to evacuate and you simply release your waste into the system. An illuminated viewing tube allows you to clearly see your toxic waste flowing away as the body eliminates it.
Because of the continuous inflow and release during the treatment, the body's own muscles are used to provide a more natural, gentle release. At the same time, the peristalsis (action of the muscles of the colon) is greatly stimulated and this provides an excellent workout for the colon. Because of the nature of the LIBBE device, the therapist does not need to be there with you all the time. This affords you as much privacy as you may desire.
We use highly filtered water which passes through two separate filters before being heated to the correct temperature. This filtered water is capable of absorbing and flushing more toxins out of the colon because of its drawing effect on solid particles, chemicals and other matter.
Enemas are good to clean out the sigmoid and rectal areas of the colon, which extend to about 1ft. A series of colon-hydrotherapy treatments can clean out and remove impacted material from the whole colon which around 5 1/2 ft long. Additionally, colon hydrotherapy promotes peristalsis and helps the colon muscles regain tone therefore assisting the return of regular bowel movements.
Laxatives empty the colon short term but are an irritant to the body. Therefore, the body produces a thin watery substance that goes through the colon and leaves behind impacted toxins and waste. Colon hydrotherapy uses pure water and does not irritate the body. In contrast to laxatives, it actually hydrates the body.
Colon Hydrotherapy is not a cure, but a valuable procedure used to assist, the body for a wide variety of different colon-related conditions. By re-toning the bowel wall and improving colon functions, the entire body is able to function more efficiently.
Toxins accumulate in the body as a result of stress and/or consuming too much acidic food, such as sugar, white flour caffeine and alcohol.
When the bowel becomes unnaturally acidic, it attempts to protect itself by secreting a glyco-protein substance that lines the entire intestinal wall. This is known as mucoid plaque. This substance is what makes it hard for the body to absorb vitamins and nutrients, which could result in chronic malnutrition.
When the bowel becomes toxic, it contaminates the blood, which in turn, spreads the toxins to the heart, lungs, brain, muscles etc as it is delivering nutrients throughout the body. In the end, the liver is left to deal with toxic blood, and after years of relentless toxicity, it will become sluggish until it will no longer function. At this point, the toxins will begin to collect in other parts of the body. Disease will manifest wherever they settle. Overall, cleansing allows you to remove accumulated mucoid plaque in order to rebuild your bowel and your liver and protect yourself from disease.
When one feels the urge to eliminate and immediately honours the urge by a trip to the toilet, elimination is quick and painless and will feel complete. Stools are medium to light brown have very little odour and will break up in water.
A healthy bowel may have two to three bowel movements daily, depending on what you eat.
Frequently Asked Questions
We offer a bespoke treatment plan best suited to the Clients needs.
Please allow around an hour and a half for your first visit which will involve a lifestyle consultation and a 35 minute treatment. Please allow one hour for each subsequent visit.
Colon Hydrotherapy is perfectly safe during this time, and will help decrease the cramps and the bloating accompanying the menstruation.
Colon hydrotherapy does not flush all good or bad bacteria out of the body. Once toxins are removed from the colon, the beneficial bacteria have a cleaner habitat facilitating their reproduction and multiplication, therefore achieving a positive bacterial balance.
When a regular diet of stimulates such as coffee, tea, alcohol, sugar and others are eliminated from your diet, some clients comment about having headaches, flu-like symptoms and even mild depression. At this stage of a detox, cleansing through Colon Hydrotherapy helps to flush toxins are out of the system. An intensive course of colonics is recommended in this instance.
This is due to the body discarding toxins which are removed from the tissues and then transported by the blood to the liver and then the colon for elimination.
All symptoms generally pass by the third or fourth session of Colon Hydrotherapy. Clients often comment on their increased energy levels after the second session.
No, colon hydrotherapy is not habit forming. On the contrary, one of the features of colon hydrotherapy is the toning of the colon muscles, which helps in maintaining and resuming regular bowel movements.
The colon will probably never be empty, as it's an organ in continuous use. As more of the impacted material is released clients comment on feeling the water enter higher regions of the colon without any sense of obstruction. The objective should not be an empty colon, but rather a well functioning colon.
Only in the case of an impacted colon you may experience a slight discomfort. Some cramping may occur as the colon contracts to expel waste. Once the major impaction is removed, you will find the session pleasant and relaxing.
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Your dignity and privacy is completely maintained at all times in the comfort of our calming and soothing private treatment rooms. During your bowel movement there is no odour with the Libbe Colon Hydrotherapy open system.
There are a few contra-indications to keep in mind when considering colon hydrotherapy, including recent colon and abdominal surgeries, hernias, uncontrolled high blood pressure and other conditions. We thoroughly check the suitability of each Client prior to starting any treatment. In some cases, we may refer you to your doctor for further examinations to assess suitability for treatment.
We will provide you with an easy to follow dietary regime to best prepare you for the treatment. No fasting is necessary prior to a treatment, and the few dietary adjustments we recommend will greatly enhance the programme's results. We believe these are very important and we encourage you to commit and to follow them in order to get the maximum benefits from the course of treatments.
It is advisable to refrain from eating or drinking anything two hours prior to your scheduled appointment. This is to avoid feelings of nausea, as well as ensuring maximum comfort during your Colon Hydrotherapy session.
Following a cleansing of the large intestinal, the body may feel weary or relaxed. This is simply your body working out and processing through its cleaning period; proper rest is important at this time to give your body time to rejuvenate.
Immediately after receiving Colon Hydrotherapy, it is important to:
- Drink plenty of liquids (purified water, juices, herb teas and electrolyte liquids).
- Eat a healthy vegetable soup within the next couple of hours;
- Avoid eating raw vegetables straight after the treatment. Steamed vegetables and raw fruit are sufficient. (To be chewed very thoroughly).
- Reduce meat consumption (especially beef, pork as well as chicken), alcohol, caffeine and sugar intake.
In the 1989 study - "Effects of Colon Hydrotherapy on Serum Electrolytes" conducted by National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, USA: "No patients experienced any clinically significant symptoms or disturbances".
Our therapists are professionally trained in the use of the state of the art open system LIBBE device - the most comfortable and technologically advanced colon hydrotherapy system. As Inner Health is one of the first practices in the UK to offer this type of colon hydrotherapy, our therapists have undertaken training in the United States with the I-ACT International Association of Colon Hydrotherapists, which is the largest association of colon hydrotherapists worldwide.
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